Rides Calendar

CTC Rides and Events, organised by CTC Northampton- the local group of the national organisation for cyclists - Cycling UK.

This programme is updated every 2 months and the final month is subject to change. Our aim is to run each ride as advertised below. Any changes or (exceptionally) cancellations will be advertised on our Yahoo e-mail group and, if possible, the club website and other electronic media. Cyclists are advised to check for messages or contact the leader a day or two before the ride for any updates.
Please press F5 or the refresh button to ensure you are reading the latest version of the programme below.

For insurance reasons, club rides are for members but we welcome non-members on a trial basis for up to 3 rides. Some events are open to all - ask us for details. You can also download a copy of the current programme click here

If you are new to cycling and would like to find out about cycle routes across Northants, you may like to visit Cycle Northants. Local Let's Ride groups offer guided rides for beginners to intermediate riders and are a good way to get into club cycling. They also offer women specific rides through Breeze groups

Where available, click on names to send an e-mail to the ride leader/organiser. Some routes have a link to RideWithGPS, 'gpx' files can be downloaded from here. Click on the following links for ride Pace / Speed --> Moderate -->Steady-->Brisk

Day/DateTimeMilesRide PaceStartRoute/DestinationStop(s) (if known)Leader/ Organiser
Sun 07 Nov9.30am53SteadyEH EvenleyForge CoffeeChris Duff . 07709 76291
Sat 13 Nov9.30am37BriskMCP ThornbyThornby Buddhist Centre.Brian Tunbridge ..01604 622073
Sat 13 Nov9.30am32ModerateMCP ThornbyThornby Buddhist Centre.Brian Tunbridge ..01604 622073
Sun 21 Nov9.30am47SteadyCC Bourne EndThe BikebusBrian Tunbridge ..01604 622073
Sat 27 Nov9.30am36BriskMCP BarbyWillows CafePeter Bayles 07979 850096
Sat 27 Nov9.30am31ModerateMCP BarbyWillows CafePeter Bayles 07979 850096
Sun 05 Dec9.30am48SteadyBVW FoxtonFoxton LocksPhilip Gray..07557 670831
Sat 11 Dec9.30am39BriskEH Woodford HalseHarley EquestrianPeter Bayles 07979 850096
Sat 11 Dec9.30am36ModerateEH Woodford HalseHarley EquestrianPeter Bayles 07979 850096
Sun 19 Dec9.30am25Off Road SteadyCar Assisted from BVWRutland WaterRutland WaterPhil Letts ..07867 388592
Sun 26 Dec9.30 am20ModerateEHBoxing Day RideForest Cafe, SalceyPhil Johnson ..07927 377191

Click to download the Rides Plan

If you would like a regular copy by e-mail when it is updated and do not currently receive it please see details on the Contact Us page.

Small updates, changes or corrections may be made to the listings on this website during the two month interval between normal publications. If you are interested in one or more of the clubs events then you are encouraged to use the Change Detection button at the bottom to register for automatic notification of these changes.

List of rides and events organised by CTC Northampton - the local group of the national organisation for cyclists CyclingUK. Details of all the events are published, normally at the end of alternate months (Feb, Apr etc.) and are correct for the first two months published. An updated list will be published late during the second month and may include amendments for events after that.

Please note that Audax rides usually require advance registration at least 10 days before the date of the ride.Details of how to enter events can be found on the audax-UK site www.aukweb.net CTC members do not have to pay the temporary Audax membership fee.


We are adopting a new grading for rides as in the column headed TYPE to better illustrate the pace of the ride. This is only a guide which the ride leader will try to meet. If in doubt please contact the ride leader who will be pleased to give you more information.


CTC Northampton aims to cater for a wide range of rider abilities. In general we will wait for the last rider. On Brisk rides, riders are expected to meet the average speeds indicated or be able to make their own way home.


The committee welcomes suggestions for the clubs development. Please contact the rides secretary in advance if you plan to attend the planning meeting. Alternatively you are welcome to forward suggestions prior to the meeting.

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